Touchdown on Titan

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Presenter: John Zarnecki

Published: January 2010

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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After an interplanetary journey of 7 ¬ years, the ESA’s probe Huygens landed on the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Professor Zarnecki describes the journey of the probe as well as its final dramatic plunge to the surface and presents the results and prospects for future missions.